keming

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined in 2008 by Ironic Sans as a an intentional misspelling of kerning, by combining the r and n into an m as an example of improper kerning.

Noun[edit]

keming (uncountable)

  1. (typography, humorous) Improper kerning.
    • 2018 April 20, jkohorst, “FR E SH A VOCA DO[sic]”, in Writing for Designers[1]:
      When done correctly, kerning helps to improve the readability of text by adding or removing space between two letters. Bad kerning, also known as keming, leads to misreadings, and in the worst cases, incredibly bad (but humorous) misunderstandings.